Summer Program


Our current program includes an annual, week long, overnight summer camp for up to 64 at-risk children, ages 8-11. The most important tenet of camp is that each camper is assigned one counselor for the duration of the week. This allows for a strong bond to develop between camper-counselor pairs.  The campers greatly benefit from having this positive individual attention, which many do not get at home. Activities include:

  • An overnight camping trip
  • Swimming
  • Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Team building activities
  • Capture the flag
  • Campfire
  • Archery
  • Canoeing

These activities, combined with a daily theme class that focuses on self-worth, self-awareness, and self-esteem help campers:

  • Develop a self image as a person of worth
  • Develop acceptance of others
  • Develop leadership qualities
  • Set and pursue positive goals
  • Improve the ability to handle stress
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop the ability to make decisions and be responsible for those decisions
  • Develop a recognition that each person is a unique individual with special worth
  • Establish the ability to trust
After summer camp, counselors are encouraged to stay connected with their campers throughout the year and we help them do this with various interim events such as a winter bowling party and a spring picnic.
We continue to build our program in order to offer more resources to the children throughout the year and after graduating from camp.